Children of William and Mary M. (Bigelow) Dougherty:
15923.781 George W., b 1828; res. Pittsfield, KS.
15923.782 Sarah E., b 1831; res. Plain City, OH.
15923.783 Israel B., b 1822; res. OR.
15923.784 Mary Dimmis, b 1835; res. St. Louis, MO; m Thomas Foster Timmons; their daughter was Adda Timmons (Mrs. Hugh Houston) Moss, who left Adda's Notes.
15923.785 Amanda Eunice, b 1837; res. Butler, MO.
15923.786 Helena L., b 1840; res. Independence, MO.
15923.787 William B. L., b 1846; d 1851.
15923.788 Emma R., b 1849; d 1851.
15923.789 Adda D., b 1853; d 1856.
15923.78A Edgar, b 1855; d 1856.
Bigelow Society,The Bigelow Family Genealogy Vol II, pg 141;
Howe, Bigelow Family of America;
Biographical Encyclopedia of Juniata Valley, PA Comprising the Counties of Huntingdon, Mifflin, Juniata and Perry With Sketches of Prominent Citizens, pub. by J. M. Runk, PA 1897.
Daniel 7 Bigelow, Israel’s father, was born in Saratoga county, New York, and settled first in Adamsburg, Westmoreland co, PA. Daniel and four of his brothers were all physicians of considerable local repute. In 1831 Daniel decided to follow his father Israel to Ohio, and came with his young family to Plain City settling on a farm just outside of town.
born 7 June 1825 in Adamsburg, PA was thus but six years of age when he traveled
overland with his parents to Ohio. He remained on the farm until he reached
the age of 21. During his late teens he studied medicine with the idea of
going into medical practice, but for some unknown reason he instead took
up a farm in 1847. Ten years later he was appointed postmaster of Plain City,
and addition became a general merchant.
After Israel’s retirement, he traveled East to visit relatives, meeting over one hundred Bigelows. He also visited his Custer* cousins (His Grandfather Custer had been a cousin of President George Washington)
* see note from Marguerite Emmons about the Spelling of the name --- 4/7/98
On June 27 1847, the same year he took up a farm, Israel married Betsy A. Smith, daughter of Capt. E.Crocker and Irena (Doty) Smith. Betsy was born 21 October 1828 in Washington County, Vermont. She died 28 January 1914 in Plain City, Israel having died July 17 1896.
A tradition exists in this branch of the family that their ancestor Isaac 4 Bigelow passed on his gold watch and gold-headed cane to his son Isaac, and that these keepsakes were to be inherited by the oldest living Isaac Bigelow in the family at the time of the owner’s decease. In the 1890’s the watch was in the possession of Isaac Bigelow of Newark, Licking county Ohio, the fifth person to own the watch. Yet no one today knows what has become of either item.
4/07/98--From Marguerite Atteberry Emmons (firstname.lastname@example.org) :
My BIGELOW data is currently in the form of notes
and letters collected by my great grandmother Adda Timmons MOSS in the 1890's.
Perhaps of greatest interest to you and other researchers is a copy she
made of notes of an interview with Dr. Eliphaz BIGELOW (probably
the Israel Eliphaz Bigelow whose bio is on your site. He was a nephew
of her grandmother Mary Milvina BIGELOW who had married William D.
Daugherty. Her mother was Mary Dimmis Daugherty. Adda's uncle G.
W. Darety (sic) conducted the interview. The notes include the family information
on the CUSTIS (not CURTIS) family and it's connection to George Washington.
I have been amazed that the misspelling of this name as CURTIS persists.
Most history books speak of the CUSTIS family relations to Washington. In
my mother's possession is a cloisonne and pearl pin that is supposed to have
been owned/worn by Martha Washington. I have no documentation of this but
have heard of this and the CUSTIS family since I was a child. My grandfather,
Adda's son had told the story. Finding the notes was both exciting and disappointing.
Exciting because it leant credence to the pin's story;
disappointing because it showed no direct relation to the CUSTIS family.
Eliphaz's notes also include the battle his greatgrandfather Isaac was supposed
to have been in the Rev War. I too, have had no luck finding his service.
Marguerite Atteberry Emmons email@example.com